Simpsons Golf Shop is preparing for the Carnoustie 2018 Open. Over the decades, many of the world’s greatest golfers and celebrities have crossed its threshold of Simpsons Golf Shop in Carnoustie. It was established by Robert Simpson in 1883 when he was just 20 yrs old.. That was when young Bob was employed by the Dalhousie Club as keeper of the courses.. IHe was joined by Robert, Archie, Jack and David who were frequent competitorson the British Open rota between 1882 and 1907.
Through many decades of competitive golf played over Carnoustie’s historic links; we have hosted seven previous British Open Championship tournaments. We have also hosted many other world class events including the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, the Seniors Open and the Women’s Ricoh British Open. Millions of satellite TV viewers, as well as golfers and spectators from across the globe have visited Carnoustie and left with vivid memories of the iconic Simpsons Golf shop.
In addition to the Carnoustie Open winners like Ben Hogan, Tom Watson, Gary Player and Paul Lawrie; many famous film stars like Frank Sinatra and famous golf and sporting commentators like Peter Allis have provided story lines for locals and media moguls alike. Over the years some of the world's most famous amateur golfers including Sir Winston Churchill and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have visited Simpsons of Carnoustie both as a friend and customer of the founder, Bob Simpson.
The historic building itself is iconic with its charming dome and traditional period elevation. The timber balustrade (painted sporting green) straddling a raised veranda frontage and the dome is resplendent. The striking colours of the dome with its painted coat of vivid red, blue, green and white is reminiscent of the original 1920’s cotton golf umbrella. This vibrant blaze of primary colours is easily seen by golfers finishing their game a few yards away on the 18th green. The dome has been a feature in the landscape of the Carnoustie Links since it was built there in 1903. However the Simpsons Golf Shop has a much longer history having been established as a business by Robert Simpson in 1883. There is much more to this story than just the shop because the Simpsons family not only left their mark on the heritage of Carnoustie’s famous Open venue but also made a significant contribution to the development of competitive golf and the golf industry that now engages people of all ages from across the globe.
The original golf pro shop in Carnoustie was established by the Dalhousie Club in 1883 when - at the age of 20 - Bob Simpson was chosen to look after the already famous Carnoustie links. He established his business in the first Simpsons Golf Shop on Links Parade - a few steps along Links parade from where the shop stands today. Being responsible for the Links - golf in Carnoustie revolved around the suimpsons golf Shop which was if you like the original official golf pro shop - the first truly official Carnoustie golf pro shop.
Carnoustie is now getting ready for its eighth Open Championship in 2018. Simpsons of Carnoustie is looking forward to welcoming the Carnoustie open 2018 and players and spectators from across the globe.
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